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Judy Pfaff’s Wallabout. Courtesy of MHC Art Museum. Photo by Laura Shea.

The acclaimed artist’s installations, on view at Mount Holyoke starting September 3, invite viewers to immerse themselves in a colorful compositional tour de force.

August 31, 2015 - 11:45am
Sarah Robinson ’17

A summer internship at Google Maps is helping computer science major Sarah Robinson ’17 navigate her way from point A—college—to point B—career.

August 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Portrait of Barbara Conviser ’66

Barbara Conviser ’66 was headed for a law career before a Mount Holyoke College professor encouraged her to major in what she did best—art.

August 26, 2015 - 11:45am
Student orientation leaders.

Mount Holyoke College gives its new students a collective "Welcome!" through a robust social and academic Orientation program.

August 25, 2015 - 9:15am
Police in riot gear in Ferguson.

In the wake of Ferguson, Kira Banks ’00 discovered the “audacity” to assert that black lives matter.

August 21, 2015 - 10:45am
FDR signs the Social Security Act

Frances Perkins ’02 was the driving force behind the Social Security Act, which marked its 80th anniversary this month.

August 20, 2015 - 4:45pm
Amazon logo

Mount Holyoke is the first US higher education institution to form this kind of purchasing partnership with Amazon. It provides special pricing and service.

August 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Woman at a dhaba, or roadside eatery, in South Asia.

In South Asia, women traditionally don’t appear in public on their own. But Sadia Khatri ’15 invited women to post photos of themselves online—and it went viral.

August 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
In an ARTINFO video, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on artist El Anatsui.

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum director John Stomberg gives a video primer on work of acclaimed artist El Anatsui, who exhibited at MHC last year.

August 10, 2015 - 3:00pm
Robin McLean ’87

Robin McLean ’87 had to live before she could write about life. Now her short stories are winning readers, and accolades, for the Mount Holyoke alumna.

August 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Alizeh Zaman ’16

Where can an interest in math, anthropology, and economics lead? Alizeh Zaman ’16 used internships to try on possibilities and then hone a career plan.

August 10, 2015 - 9:45am
"Asterisk Branch" (detail) by Mel Bochner, from the portfolio "Counting Alternatives: The Wittgenstein Illustrations." Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum exhibition rewards deep thinkers with art by Mel Bochner that is “very simple, yet very complex”—like philosophy.

August 3, 2015 - 9:30am
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Medicare Bill into law- photo courtesy of AP and Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Medicare enrollees express their gratitude on the program’s 50th anniversary; leaders call for expanded health care rights.

July 31, 2015 - 3:15pm
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella

MHC President Lynn Pasquerella, a medical ethicist, talks on the Bill Newman Show about affordable care and autonomy for those nearing the end of their lives.

July 31, 2015 - 11:45am
Photo of past MHC President Mary Woolley. MHC Archives/Photo by Asa Kinney

Some 2,000 archival photographs documenting life at Mount Holyoke College from 1899 to 1939 are now available for research and enjoyment online.

July 31, 2015 - 11:30am
"Yard Eggs" (detail). Photo by Sally Mann.

Energies and Elegies, at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, showcases the transient, transformative nature of life in beautiful, mournful images.

July 24, 2015 - 3:30pm